Hello! My name is Kimberly Wheeler and I’m honored to be involved in the JYJ PTA as Communications Chair for the 2020-2021 school year. You will be receiving the weekly NewsFlash from me each Wednesday. I am mom to Lucy Wheeler (1st grader) and Case (JYJ alum) and we love Joyner. In these unprecedented times, having a supportive community like Joyner makes all the difference!
Still learning the JYJ lingo? Check out our glossary of terms to get up to speed. If you just graduated your last child and you’re done with the NewsFlash, know that we’ll miss you, but feel free to unsubscribe and leave the Joyner hub.
In this Week’s NewsFlash:
- Join the PTA and No Fuss Fundraiser
- WCPSS Technology Pickup, How to Videos & Return to School Guidance
- JYJ School Supply Pickup
- Food Distribution Updates
- Daily Learning Schedule
- Share Your 1st Day Pics & Stay Connected
- Quick Links & Helpful Sites
Remember to look at the bottom of each week’s NewsFlash for upcoming important dates. Check out the school and PTA calendar (https://joynerpta.com/calendar/) and link it to your own Google Calendar.
We need YOU to join the PTA!
Hello Joyner Families! Children thrive when everyone in the school community works together to share thoughts and information that benefit them. Regardless of your child’s educational setting, it is going to be an unprecedented year and we need all hands on deck to make it great!
We are excited to invite all families to join the PTA and make your Fall No-Fuss fundraiser contribution. We don’t ask families to sell candles, candy, wrapping paper etc. Our fundraiser is simple and straightforward, we ask that you make whatever donation you can to help us cover the amazing things that the PTA does for our teachers and students. All membership enrollment and donations will be handled online this year.
Please visit https://jyj.memberhub.store/ to sign up! As an added bonus, all members who join by Sept 15th will be entered to win a $100 gift card to North Hills. Cori Hawkins, Membership Chairperson
If you were a parent that signed up for technology through the county this year, distribution information will be sent directly to you from the district. There are five local high schools hosting chromebook pick up, etc. This will occur the week of August 17th. If you have your device from last year you are all set!
How To Video’s from WCPSS
There are new videos for families on how to use students Wake ID/ Signing Into Google Classroom and more. These videos have been created in English and Spanish for all WCPSS families. We will keep this information updated on our school website for families to view.
Back to School Updates from WCPSS
Updated Return to School WCPSS guidance will be found here. Please keep this site bookmarked for ongoing county information. WCPSS Back to School Updates
Drive Through JYJ Love & School Supply Pick Up
On August 21st we will be hosting a drive through pick up and a welcome to see all your JYJ teachers! Grade levels will have a set time for pick up distribution.
- 1st and 2nd Grade: 9 a.m.-10 a.m.
- 3rd and 4th:10 a.m.-11 a.m.
- 5th: 11 a.m- Noon
We welcome all families to drive through our carpool loop (located off of Noble Road). Our superstar JYJ teachers will be there cheering you on! This is a time for us to connect with social distancing and for families to pick up instructional bags that may be needed during our remote learning time. If you are a family that purchased school supplies through our PTA they will be available at this time. This will include families that signed up for Virtual Academy as well.
Food Distribution Updates
*Student ID Needed Starting September 1. Meals are served at no cost to students through August 31. Starting September 1, students will pay for meals based on their meal benefits eligibility. In addition, student’s ID number will need to be provided in order to receive meals beginning September 1. Parents/guardians may pick up meals without a student present if they can provide the ID number of the student. For more information and a list of all community feeding sites, visit wcpss.net/food.
Daily Learning Schedule
Click here to view the daily schedule that will begin on 8/31. Daily Learning Schedule:
Share Your 1st Day Pictures!
We have created a fun Padlet that is optional for anyone who wants to share their first day of school pictures. We know the JYJ came out with full spirit and heart this week! Click here to view and add your own, First Day of School at the JYJ.
JYJ Families Unite #JoynerStrong #WeAreFamily
Knowing that this year will be different, we wanted to provide a platform for parents and families to connect. One last google classroom that is completely optional to join! JYJ Google Classroom.
- Guides To Technology for Parents and Students
- Food Distribution Sites
- Joyner PTA website
- Joyner glossary of terms
- J.Y. Joyner Foundation website
- Join the JYJ MemberHub
- Join the Wake County PTA MemberHub
- WCPSS Traditional Year School Calendar
- WCPSS email alerts and newsletters
- Lunch menus
- My School Bucks (lunch money app)
- WCPSS Online School Payments (for field trips)
- Triple P (Positive Parenting Program)
- Joyner Amazon Smile shopping account
- Harris Teeter VIC card link (number 1988)
- JYJ Shutterfly Shopping Account
The NewsFlash is produced (almost) every week by the Joyner PTA communications chair. Have an announcement to include in a future edition of the NewsFlash? Submit your article via this form. And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @pta_joyner.